Infrastructure

Uplands Walk in north Nanaimo is a subsidized housing model which serves the most needy. The City of Nanaimo hopes to help a broad range of people with its new affordable housing strategy.
Uplands Walk in north Nanaimo is a subsidized housing model which serves the most needy. The City of Nanaimo hopes to help a broad range of people with its new affordable housing strategy. Pacifica Housing

City of Nanaimo hatches affordable housing plan

By Ian Holmes
April 25, 2017 - 9:55pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 10:33pm

NANAIMO — The foundation has been laid at Nanaimo City Hall to fight an increasingly evident affordable housing problem in the harbour city.

City Council has voted in favour of identifying its role and priorities in tackling housing affordability over the next 10 years.

A new staff report finds the City of Nanaimo needs to find a way to cover a $258 million future funding shortfall over the next 20-years.
A new staff report finds the City of Nanaimo needs to find a way to cover a $258 million future funding shortfall over the next 20-years. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW

Continuation of asset tax part of plans to cover Nanaimo's $258M long-term shortfall

By Dominic Abassi
April 22, 2017 - 2:22pm

NANAIMO — The City of Nanaimo is working on a solution to cover a more than $250 million funding shortfall to pay for things like roads, sewers and a new water supply dam.

Premier Christy Clark, speaking in Nanaimo on Monday, April 17, says it's time for the Vancouver Island voice to be heard in the BC legislature.
Premier Christy Clark, speaking in Nanaimo on Monday, April 17, says it's time for the Vancouver Island voice to be heard in the BC legislature. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Christy Clark says Nanaimo underrepresented for decades by NDP

By Spencer Sterritt
April 18, 2017 - 9:58am

NANAIMO — Years of almost entirely NDP representation in the legislature has left Nanaimo without a true champion, according to Premier Christy Clark.

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